Report on evaluation of thesis - LTH

Basic data

Year (period)
2018/19
Selection of the report
All students on LTH
Number Part
Number of respondents + response rate58348%

In the academic year of 2015/16 more questions were added, which is why the question numbering is not completely in order. The same question has the same number for all years.

Questionnaire answers

The blue bars to the left is the current selection (LTH / course / programs) and the gray bars to the right represents all responses from LTH for the same period.

1 How did you find the topic for your thesis?

Number Part
Found on Internet 56 10%
Own contacts 234 40%
From a department at LTH 171 29%
Otherwise 92 16%
No answer 30 5%

2 Did you cooperate with a company or society in your thesis?

Number Part
Yes 402 69%
No 161 28%
No answer 20 3%

3 How relevant do you think your thesis is for your education?

Number Part
Not at all relevant 3 1%
Somewhat relevant 16 3%
Relevant 138 24%
Very relevant 419 72%
No answer 7 1%

16 How many courses did you have left to complete when you started your degree project (not counting the degree project itself)?

Number Part
1 One/a few courses from years 1-3 67 11%
2 One/a few courses from years 4-5 70 12%
3 Courses from both years 1-3 and years 4-5 7 1%
4 The degree project was the final course I took in my degree 432 74%
No answer 7 1%

17 How many weeks did it take you to write and finalise your document describing the goals of the degree project ("måldokument")?

Number Part
Less than 2 weeks 384 66%
2-4 weeks 145 25%
More than 4 weeks 38 7%
No answer 16 3%

18 How well did the contents of the degree project match what was originally planned in the document describing the goals of the degree project ("måldokument")?

Number Part
Not at all 24 4%
Somewhat 154 26%
Well 231 40%
Very well 161 28%
No answer 13 2%

4 During how many weeks (calendar time) have you worked on your thesis?

Please keep in mind that the current selection includes theses with different ECTS-point scopes.

Number Part
10-15 23 4%
15-20 124 21%
20-25 266 46%
> 25 158 27%
No answer 12 2%

5 What do you estimate your activity level has been during this time?

Number Part
25 % 9 2%
50 % 37 6%
75 % 176 30%
100 % 345 59%
No answer 16 3%

19 Did you have any assistant supervisors for your degree project (e.g. at a company)?

Number Part
Yes 426 73%
No 149 26%
No answer 8 1%

20 If yes, which supervisor did you have the most contact with during your degree project?

Number Part
Principal supervisor 167 29%
Assistant supervisor 184 32%
Approximately the same 95 16%
No answer 137 23%

6 How many hours do you estimate that you have received supervision of your supervisor at LTH?

Number Part
< 5 105 18%
5-15 244 42%
15-25 148 25%
> 25 73 13%
No answer 13 2%

21 To what extent were you in contact with the examiner during the degree project?

Number Part
1 At start up and in the final stage of the project 351 60%
2 Throughout the degree project 137 23%
3 Other 77 13%
No answer 18 3%

How do you rate that your abilities in the following areas have been improved during the process of thesis work?

7a Critical review

Number Part
None 9 2%
A bit 211 36%
Very much 353 61%
No answer 10 2%

How do you rate that your abilities in the following areas have been improved during the process of thesis work?

7b Reflection

Number Part
None 2 0%
A bit 162 28%
Very much 410 70%
No answer 9 2%

How do you rate that your abilities in the following areas have been improved during the process of thesis work?

7c Literature search

Number Part
None 26 4%
A bit 184 32%
Very much 362 62%
No answer 11 2%

How do you rate that your abilities in the following areas have been improved during the process of thesis work?

7d Analytical and problem solving ability

Number Part
None 7 1%
A bit 121 21%
Very much 443 76%
No answer 12 2%

8a How satisfied are you with your report (final product)?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 10 2%
Fairly satisfied 59 10%
Satisfied 239 41%
Very satisfied 273 47%
No answer 2 0%

8b How satisfied are you with the writing of the thesis (process)?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 24 4%
Fairly satisfied 113 19%
Satisfied 251 43%
Very satisfied 195 33%
No answer 0 0%

9 How satisfied are you with the article (final product)?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 14 2%
Fairly satisfied 119 20%
Satisfied 269 46%
Very satisfied 151 26%
No answer 30 5%

22 Did you receive sufficient support in writing your popular science summary?

Number Part
Yes 342 59%
No 132 23%
No answer 109 19%

10 How satisfied are you with your oral presentation?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 13 2%
Fairly satisfied 50 9%
Satisfied 212 36%
Very satisfied 306 52%
No answer 2 0%

11 How satisfied are you with your contribution as an opponent?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 3 1%
Fairly satisfied 67 11%
Satisfied 254 44%
Very satisfied 249 43%
No answer 10 2%

12 Are you satisfied with the opposition that you received during your oral presentation?

Number Part
Dissatisfied 28 5%
Fairly satisfied 80 14%
Satisfied 182 31%
Very satisfied 221 38%
No answer 72 12%

23 Did you receive sufficient support in how to conduct a critical review of a fellow student's presentation?

Number Part
Yes 396 68%
No 133 23%
No answer 54 9%

13 Have you been paid during the work with the thesis (in addition to financial aid for studies from CSN)?

Number Part
Yes 202 35%
No 341 58%
No answer 40 7%

14 Can you recommend a friend to do their thesis at the same place (department, company, etc.) you did yours?

Number Part
Yes 456 78%
No 33 6%
Perhaps 50 9%
No answer 44 8%